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DK Eyewitness trip consultant: Morocco is your crucial advisor to this pretty a part of the realm. The totally up-to-date advisor comprises detailed illustrated cutaways, flooring plans, and reconstructions of the must-see attractions, plus street-by-street maps of towns and towns.

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1184 1172–1198 Averroës One of the greatest Islamic thinkers, and a protégé of the Almohad rulers, Averroës was born in Córdoba in 1126 and died in Marrakech in 1198 (see p231). T H E H I S T O R Y O F M O R O C C O 49 JUDAISM IN MOROCCO Inscriptions in Hebrew dating from the Roman period show that there has been a Jewish community in Morocco since antiquity. It was involved chiefly in agriculture, stock-farming and trade. Judaism flourished thanks to the conversion of the Berber tribes and to the immigration of Jews fleeing from the east and from Spain.

Guided by the phases of the moon, the religious authorities wait until the last moment before deciding on the exact date of each festival. Moharem: Muslim New Year. Achoura: traditional almsgiving (zakat) to the poor; presents are also given to children. Mouloud (aïd al-wawlid): anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Mohammed. Many moussems also take place at the same time as Mouloud, and their dates are therefore different each year. Among the most important are the moussem of Moulay Brahim, near Marrakech, that of Moulay Abdessalam ben Mchich, in the north, the moussem of Sidi Mohammed ben Aïssa, of Sidi Ali ben Hamdouch, the Candle Festival in Salé and the moussem of Moulay Abdelkader Jilali.

With these forces, he was able to overcome rebellious tribes and bring temporary peace to the country. He wrenched from European control several fortresses, including Tangier and Larache. He also exchanged ambassadors with the French court. of Moulay Ismaïl in 1693. The capital Sultan Moulay Ismaïl He was the greatest, most ruthless ruler of the Alaouite dynasty. Morocco’s Ambassador in Paris (1682) In conflict with Spain, Moulay Ismaïl sought an alliance with France in order to vanquish the fortresses that Spain held in Morocco.

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